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Tenure-track AP position in spatial (in)justices

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    Javier Otero Peña

    Hello all,

    I’m sharing here an opportunity that arrived via e-mail that might be of interest to many of you. Looks super interesting!




    The Urban Studies Program at The College of Wooster invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in urban studies, with a focus on spatial (in)justices, to begin August 2020. Disciplinary fields and geographical areas of expertise are open, though the candidate must be able to teach courses exploring spatial issues through an interdisciplinary lens and supervise undergraduate research projects in urban studies. A strong preference will be for candidates who can offer courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The teaching load is typically 5.5 courses per year, which may include advising senior theses. Applicants from any humanistic discipline or interdisciplinary field are welcome, including but not limited to, Anthropology, Art History, Architecture, Cultural Geography, History, Literary Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Sociology, and Africana Studies. This position will also be expected to participate in the College’s First-Year Seminar Program. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or expect to receive it within the next year, and prior teaching experience is highly desirable. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations.


    Applicants should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; copies of unofficial graduate transcripts; evidence of strong teaching (including teaching philosophy, syllabi and student evaluations, if applicable) and research (including research statement and writing sample of 25 pages or less); diversity statement; and three reference letters through Interfolio ( The diversity statement should detail how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community.


    If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Santha Schuch, Administrative Coordinator, the Urban Studies Program, at Questions about the position should be directed to Heather Fitz Gibbon, Chair of Urban Studies, at   Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019.


    The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The College of Wooster is a drug-free workplace.

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